Hello everyone. On August of last year I was severely injured in the line of duty. I was at work trying to prevent a person from being assaulted and fell after one of the assailants hit me. I fell onto my back with him on top of me colliding with a table in the process. Needless to say my entire experience has been a nightmare, like many that I have witnessed on your site. Every examination feels more like an interrogation since starting my experience with work comp. They accepted my claim because I had 20 plus witnesses, however it has been a lengthy struggle to say the least in regards to acquiring proper medical care. I have been accused of lying about my pain, having pre-existing conditions, being a life long smoker (not true), having a drug addiction to pain meds (that I only took because they told me to and only for 2 months) and finally being mentally Ill. They have gone to great lengths to minimize my situation and attack my credibility while refusing to offer real pain relief solutions. As a result of my injury I now have 2 herniated discs at the L5 L6 (yes I have extra vertebrae) I cannot do half the physical things I used to. I am in pain constantly, I have been threatened by the division of work comp (which is employed by the government I work for) that I would lose my job for simply hiring an attorney for protection. Next week will be my third epidural shot in 6 months. They are refusing to give me surgery because its too "Ri$ky". They have me completing physical therapy and visits with a psychologist because they think I'm crazy. The x-rays and MRI show that I have scientific evidence which proves the extent of my injuries however, these so called doctors have no shame. They continue to treat me like a criminal and not a victim. They only answer questions they want to and they treat me like an animal instead of a person. I am now depressed all the time because in an instant I lost so many aspects of my life and the people I trusted most (doctors employers) turn their backs on you because you are considered damaged goods. Which is why I chose the user name expendable, because that's how I am treated , like a number rather than a person. The very people I vowed to protect have stabbed me in the back and laughed at me. They have punished me for sacrificing everything for them.